Observation 166720: Mitrula elegans Berk.

Frbs found mostly prostrate on recently dried up muddy soil covered with algae. Some were attached to alder leaves. The whole boggy area is about 20 m^2, totally in the shade of trees (mostly alder) and shrubs.

Asci with amyloid tips up to 140 microns long, ~5 microns wide. Spores 13-18 × 2-2.5.

The cap shape is more like what I’m seeing in pictures of M. paludosa on the web, but the two species may actually be the same (Hans-Otto Baral in http://www.ascofrance.com/...).


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I’m not questioning the identification
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2016-01-23 18:23:49 PST (-0800)

But the fbs are completely atypical in my short experience and compared to the other photos on MO. Sava, are you indicating that this may be due to the environment in that it recently dried? They also look more mature than what is normally posted. Microscopy is nice! In my experience, completely typical for this species. For what it is worth, I think you found something new.

this is wild!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-01-22 15:50:26 PST (-0800)

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